I swear to you that my wife found this item on TMZ, not me. I swear!
While she was perusing the celebrity gossip show on TV this afternoon, she saw an item in which the TMZ guys asked Samuel L. Jackson who the best celebrity golfer is. (Why on earth TMZ had celebrity golf on the brain, I have no idea.)
Jackson laughed, and then said: Kenny G!
The TMZ guys were incredulous, but Jackson promised that Kenny G is indeed the man when it comes to celebrity golf – and then drove away.
So, how memorable was your round of golf today? Not as memorable as Brittany Lang's, I bet.
The LPGA Tour veteran had just wrapped up her third-round 71 in the North Texas LPGA Shootout at Las Colinas Country Club this afternoon when her boyfriend, Kevin Spann, walked up to her. But instead of saying 'good game,' he dropped to one knee, pulled out an engagement ring and and asked her to marry him.
Country music superstar George Jones was a bit of a golfer, too. And as music world mourns his death – Jones passed away early Friday at the age of 81 – we wanted to pay our respects by providing a link to a very funny golf-themed video in which Jones has a cameo.
Louis Oosthuizen hit what likely will go down as the longest drive of the year on the European Tour today at the Ballantine's Championship in South Korea.
The 2010 British Open champion teed it up on the 583-yard, par-5 first hole at Blackstone Golf Club and let 'er rip. His shot went soaring down the right side of the fairway, then bounced onto the cart path.
We all know how integral to our lives social media has become, and if you've been paying attention in the golf space, you know that the big equipment companies have mastered social media about as well as anybody in any industry.
But here's a first: Callaway is teaming with LinkedIn for ''Hit the Links,'' a social networking contest in which golfers and a foursome of their LinkedIn contacts can win a trip to Callaway headquarters in Carlsbad, Calif., for a round of golf and a custom clubfitting.
Just a reminder, the entry deadline for the inaugural Drive, Chip and Putt Championship is April 30.
The Drive, Chip and Putt Championship is free to enter, and open to boys and girls ages 7-15, who will compete in four age categories.
The event is supported by the Masters Tournament Foundation, The PGA of America and the United States Golf Association. The finalists in the various age groups will compete in the national finals next April at Augusta National Golf Club, home of the Masters.
May is typically the month when the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort typically punches its greens and performs routine maintenance on its golf courses. Not this year, though – the resort is hosting the NCAA men’s and women’s Division III national championships, and the courses will remain in top shape throughout the month.
The college kids aren't the only ones who can take advantage of the extra-long prime season at Sandestin. The resort is offering a Spring Swing package to lure golfers – no matter their collegiate loyalty.
Alan Dunbar of Northern Ireland has turned professional and plans to begin the new phase of his career in Europe.
Dunbar, who turns 23 next week, won the British Amateur crown last summer at Royal Troon, and soon thereafter signed with International Sports Management. He remained an amateur so he could play at the Masters two weeks ago, when he missed the cut.